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  • #233757
    Todd
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    @todd

    Is there a good epoxy or rubber caulk to seal small tears in the convertible tops?

    #246998
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I always think “boat owners” when I see questions like this.

    A friend has used “VLP” to repair small cuts in his boat top.

    http://www.scalisemarine.com/adhesive.htm 

    (scroll down to the VLP adhesive and VynaBond patch kit).

    He uses it to adhere a patch to the underside of the cut. Doesn’t look that great from uner the top. But the repaired cut is hard to see from the outside where it really matters.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #246999
    Marc Lipsius
    Participant

    @mrlmd

    You might try a vinyl repair kit if the top is vinyl, with some duct tape or something underneath until it sets, or a patch glued on underneath the repair. If it’s canvas, a patch can be glued or sewn on, again maybe underneath to hide it. In a pinch, if the top is canvas, you could try one of those iron-on patches for jeans, put on underneath. Don’t try that with a vinyl outer layer, it will melt.

    #247000
    Peter C. King
    Participant

    @bdriver

     

    Tops tend to tear at stress points as they shrink with age. A goop repair may seal the hole, but it doesn’t relieve the stress that caused the tear in the first place. It will only grow larger. What’s wrong with a sewn patch in the same color as the top? Sew one on the other side and call it a design feature.

    Start budgeting for a new top too. The fabric is failing from fatigue. The tear(s) you see are just the first of what is to come.    

    #247001
    Todd
    Participant

    @todd

    Thanks fellas!

    #247002
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Good luck Todd.

    Let us know how this turns out!

    If it works…you will officially become the expert and will handle all future “tearing” questions.

    PMOSSBERG40830.8813425926

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #247003
    Peter C. King
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    @bdriver

     

    Confucius say:

    “No good deed goes unpunished.”

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